Episode 5 – The Categorical Approach: How to analyze criminal convictions to fight deportation

If a noncitizen is placed in deportation proceedings as a result of criminal convictions, creative and aggressive arguments in immigration court based on the language of the statute of conviction might just save the day and keep those families together. Sounds complicated? Well, it is but when you get two attorneys like Lory and Felipe who love what they do, it becomes fun and more manageable. Tune in to learn how to properly analyze a state statute of conviction and argue that it punishes conduct broader than the Federal Counterpart statute. If the immigration judge is convinced that the state statute punishes more conduct than the equivalent federal statute, then that ground for deportation is dismissed. It can literally be a life saver